Writing with Scripture

WRITING WITHOUT SCRIPTURE Before asking what it means to write with scripture, let me spell out the alternative. Writing without scripture means presenting ideas as essentially autonomous of any other document, such as a received ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592442980

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Analyzes how, in the formation of Judaism, the written Torah, also called the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, relate to and served the dual Torah, which consisted of both oral and written elements. Argues against holding up the written texts alone as "proofs," and that the written and oral forms comprised a single, seamless whole. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Writing With Scripture

... they merely listened to the words of 'Israel's Scripture', which, with 'its own voice', revealed the person of Jesus through an organic process of ' “dialectical,” rather than “heuristic” intertextuality'.114 The Gospel writers ...

Author: Nathanael Vette

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567704658

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Nathanael Vette proposes that the Gospel of Mark, like other narrative works in the Second Temple period, uses the Jewish scriptures as a model to compose episodes and tell a new story. Vette compares Mark's use of scripture with roughly contemporary works like Pseudo-Philo, the Genesis Apocryphon, 1 Maccabees, Judith, and the Testament of Abraham; diverse texts which, combined, support the existence of shared compositional techniques. This volume identifies five scripturalized narratives in the Gospel: Jesus' forty-day sojourn in the wilderness and call of the disciples; the feeding of the multitudes; the execution of John the Baptist; and the Crucifixion of Jesus. This fresh understanding of how the Jewish scriptures were used to compose new narratives across diverse genres in the Second Temple period holds important lessons for how scholars read the Gospel of Mark. Instead of treating scriptural allusions and echoes as keys which unlock the hidden meaning of the Gospel, Vette argues that Mark often uses the Jewish scriptures simply for their ability to tell a story.

Scribes Writing Scripture

It was scribes in the ancient world who developed the art of writing, created the first literary genres, ... to refer to the process through which ancient writers created texts that they hoped would be received as scripture, that is, ...

Author: Justus Theodore Ghormley

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004472563

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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In Scribes Writing Scripture, Justus Theodore Ghormley describes how the ancient Judean scribes who expanded the Book of Jeremiah through duplication functioned as textual diviners akin to the divining scribal scholars of the ancient Near East.

Reading and Writing Scripture in New Religious Movements

Taking into account not only the Jews, Christians, and Muslims but also the Gnostics, Mandaeans, Manichees, and Zoroastrians, Smith identifies a “Scripture movement” in the second through seventh centuries in the “Near East” in which a ...

Author: E. Gallagher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137434838

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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New religious movements both read the Bible in creative ways and produce their own texts that aspire to scriptural status. From the creation stories in Genesis and the Ten Commandments to the life of Jesus and the apocalypse, they develop their self-understandings through reading and writing scripture.

Forgotten Scriptures

Some Christians contend that in the process of the actual writing of the Scriptures God preserved or superintended the writers from all error in everything that they wrote. The problem with this view is that it robs the writers of their ...

Author: Lee Martin McDonald

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664233570

Category: Religion

Page: 313

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The early Christian church had a variety of Scriptures and other source material that informed their faith and shaped their thinking. But after a few centuries the church decided to keep the twenty-seven books of our present New Testament and to treat them as a canonical in faith and practice. But what of the other books? Many of them have survived and remain valuable for understanding the diversity of the early Christian church and the astounding claims of faith on which it was founded. Learning about these ancient documents need not threaten the church's current orthodoxy and authority; in fact, learning about these texts can help today's Christians form a deeper understanding of the early church.

Nature of Religious Language

In the night language of the Wake, a language written in the absence of the Sun, 'writing or scripture finally ends', making way, Altizer proclaims, for that “primal and immediate speech...which is on the infinitely other side of that ...

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567498380

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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The papers in this volume were presented at a conference held at the Roehampton Institute, London, in February 1995, and are concerned with either theological or literary issues related to the nature of religious language. The papers suggest further issues that are still unresolved about the nature of religious language, from its early usage in the biblical texts to its recent use in contemporary writing and religious discourse.

Praying Singing And Writing The Bible Scriptures

Use your journal to clear your mind of distracting thoughts before diving into Scripture. Write down any worries or distractions, perhaps as a prayer, as a way of giving them over to God before you begin reading.

Author: raymond wells

Publisher: Raymond Wells

ISBN: 9781544664989


Page: 122

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How to Pray The Bible, Sing the Bible and Memorize or Write The Bible Scriptures. Ephesians 5:18-20 we’re told we should be “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”

Gospel Portraits

In fact, I am writing about reading the Bible because I believe that all of Scripture is God's word to his people and that all of Scripture is truthful and reliable.3 It is also my assumption that if you are reading a book about reading ...

Author: K. Rex Butts

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666737165

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Many people realize that the cultural landscape of North America has shifted significantly. With such changes, new challenges for how churches live as a proclamation of the gospel have and continue to emerge. These challenges are related to the church’s participation in the mission of God and particularly how local churches live faithfully to God while remaining relevant to such challenges. Because Scripture is revered as God’s word, this matter also pertains to the way churches read Scripture, since the Bible does shape how churches embody the gospel. Gospel Portraits addresses the intersection of mission and hermeneutics for churches within their local contexts. Believing the gospel calls the church to follow Jesus and bear witness to the kingdom of God, this book proposes that churches should read the Bible as a Christ-centered and kingdom-oriented narrative. This reading of Scripture allows churches to reimagine how they might embody the gospel within their local contexts. Discerning what a contextual embodiment of the gospel involves, churches portray God’s new creation in ways that are coherent with the biblical story and relevant to their local context. In doing so, churches live as Christ-formed and Spirit-led communities portraying the gospel.

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Author: French Ensor Chadwick


ISBN: MINN:31951002097555Z

Category: Naval education

Page: 207

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NLT Study Bible Large Print Red Letter Hardcover Indexed

In the ancient church, the practice of reading and hearing Scripture did not occur without the tradition. A Christian writer at the end of the first century addressed a letter to the church at Corinth in order to encourage believers ...

Author: Tyndale


ISBN: 9781496445445

Category: Bibles

Page: 2416

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Make Your Study Personal and Your Devotions Serious. You study the Bible to connect with God's heart. The NLT Study Bible gives you the tools you need to enter the world of the Bible so you can do just that. Including over 25,000 study notes plus profiles, charts, maps, timelines, book and section introductions, and approximately 300 theme notes, the NLT Study Bible will make your study personal and your devotions serious. This new large print edition features a generous 10-point font. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages, changing lives as the words speak directly to their hearts.